Better Transition from Foster to Independence

Ohio has launched a program to help young adults who have aged out of the foster care system make the transition to living independently. 

The "Bridges Program" provides housing and help with utilities, clothing and groceries to youth who leave foster homes on or after turning 18 but who are not yet 21. 

Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Cynthia Dungey says "Bridges" can be a helping hand many youth need during a turbulent time. 

To be eligible, former foster kids must be in school, working, participating in an employment program, or have a medical condition that prevents them from going to school or working.

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